Last year, to include and remember our son Leo, on what should have been his first Christmas, we created a little project that we called #AdventForLeo. In the lead up to Advent, we planned a number of activities so that we had something to remember him through every day. The thought process was that Christmas … Continue reading #AdventToRemember
Despite being so pleased with the range of coverage Baby Loss has gathered this week, it's also really really hard. It seems a lot of people in the Baby Loss community are incredibly heavy hearted whilst being really pleased that we seem to be getting somewhere with having the much needed conversations in the mainstream. … Continue reading When Awareness Raising is Heavy Hearted | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017
Almost eighteen months ago, I submitted our story in response to to a call out on Twitter. At that point, I didn't really know much about the project, other than it was endorsed by Tommys and SANDS. Once I heard more about it, it transpired that Nicola Gibson and Emma Beck where working on a … Continue reading Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters
I wanted to share a fundraising project that we've been working on. If you don't follow us on social media, you may not have seen that we've put together an auction to raise money for Tommys on Instagram. The fundraising focus has now shifted to the London Landmarks Half in March and we are approximately … Continue reading #LeoForTommysAuction
Apologies for the quiet over here lately, we've been busy moving house! I just wanted to put a post up to let people know about The Butterfly Awards if they don't follow along on social media. The Butterfly Awards aim to celebrate and raise awareness of the people, both personally and professionally, affected by Baby … Continue reading Butterfly Awards 2017
Yesterday, The Miscarriage Association launched their #SimplySay campaign to highlight the different things you could say to support someone following a miscarriage - as well as some typical things to avoid... It's really great to see organisations tackle this aspect of baby loss. It might seem like a small thing to some people, but seriously … Continue reading What to #SimplySay to someone after a miscarriage
I'll admit, I've been meaning to write a dedicated blog post about why we are fundraising for Tommy's for quite some time. So, with a week to go until Ride London - I've given myself a kick, and I'm going to give it a bash. Ride London is our biggest event so far, but as … Continue reading Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?
Today, we had the honour of attending a training event for Central Manchester NHS Trust, as a patient representative for the Rainbow Clinic. We've discussed previously our involvement with the Clinic - it uniquely provides care in a subsequent pregnancy following a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their method of antenatal care is all inclusive, providing … Continue reading Sharing our Journey : Tommy’s Maternal & Fetal Health Research Centre
Milestones have been really important in this pregnancy. This morning, we have been able to put "30" on our milestone board for Magpie, something that when we first put a little lonely "6" on there back in Autumn seemed almost unimaginable! But, we've done it! THIRTY! So, as we love a milestone celebration, AND we … Continue reading Magpie Baby Pool!
I've been really impressed lately with the Head Together foundation in general, and their message of #oktosay - I spotted today that they've got their own emoji with their hashtag on Twitter, so its clearly going places! Not that a campaign led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was ever really going … Continue reading Heads Together & #oktosay